The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, stated that the party has no knowledge of any new injunction application against the upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, May 13, Nketia clarified that they were only aware of a complaint from an individual in Abuakwa South who had sought legal advice.
However, reports have emerged that another injunction application has been filed at the High Court, targeting the NDC’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Edgar Asamoah Boateng, a member of the NDC, has taken legal action in an attempt to block the party from proceeding with the polls. Boateng claims that the absence of a comprehensive photo album of eligible voters has fueled significant animosity and hostility within the party.
Boateng’s legal team is seeking an order of interlocutory injunction to prevent the Defendants/Respondents, their officers, or agents from conducting the primary elections for the nomination of presidential and parliamentary candidates on May 13, 2023. They have presented their case and are awaiting a determination from the court.
Interestingly, this development follows the withdrawal of an injunction application by NDC flagbearer aspirant Dr. Kwabena Duffuor. On Friday, May 12, Duffuor’s lawyers informed the court that they had been instructed by their client to discontinue the case.
Abraham Amaliba, the Director of Legal Affairs for the NDC, confirmed that Duffuor’s case has been officially discontinued, as announced by his legal team.
The NDC is closely monitoring these legal proceedings, taking necessary actions to address any concerns related to the upcoming elections. The party remains committed to ensuring a fair and transparent electoral process as they prepare for the polls.